What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) ?
- SEL is the process through which children and adults develop skills for: decision-making, communication, cooperation, conflict resolution, resiliency, and developing healthy relationships for work and play.
- SEL helps students become: self-aware, self-managed, and self-directed within healthy relationships and a productive life.
- In short, SEL is the process of developing students who are knowledgeable, confident, responsible, and caring individuals.
- As students become emotionally and socially competent, they are better able to: focus themselves, persevere through a difficult task, collaborate in a group, learn from a mistake, set goals and priorities, and develop other skills that affect academic achievement.